24 2019

Clients home receives $350,000 over reserve price after Home Moving Planners prepared the property for sale

Jess Eddey

Clients home receives $350,000 over reserve price after Home Moving Planners prepared the property for sale - blog post image

It was lovely for the Home Moving Planners team to be mentioned in Realestate.com.au and Herald Sun Sunday article, on the successful sale of our clients property. 39 ironbark drive in Lower Templestowe sold for $350,000 over the reserve price over the weekend.

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Case Study:

Home Moving Planners were tasked with the decluttering, clearing and preparing of our client Gary’s parents home after they had passed away. The home was full of remaining belongings with many years worth of possesions and memories within it. We were enlisted to assist with the decluttering, sorting and clearing of the remaining possessions for our clients. Our standard process of clearing a property follows: assisting clients in locating and retrieving items they want to keep, locating unwanted items of value to be sold, donating and rubbish removal of the remaining items. This was a large process as the house had 4 bedrooms, 4 living rooms, rumpus room, 3 dining rooms, a study and a large garage. 

Further to this we were also asked to provide advice on some cosmetic changes and maintenance to the property to assist with its sale. Home Moving planners arranged and projected managed the following trades:

  • - Cleaning inside and outside of the property
  • - Full house repaint
  • - Full house re-carpet
  • - New lights and light fixtures
  • - New curtains and blinds
  • - Landscape gardening
  • - Kitchen varnished


Once the trades were complete, our in house styling team were enlisted to fully furnish and style the property. Our styling team worked closely with our clients to discuss relevant furniture selection and styling of the property to suit the style of the home and the targeted market demographic.

Barry Plant Manningham Real Estate Agent, Todd Lucas said:

“We did not expect it to go that well, we expected three to four bidders, we did not expect five,” Mr Lucas said.

 “When I first looked at the house I wasn’t sure how it would go as it had no carpet and was dated and dark but Home Moving Planners came in and did it the world of good with styling and updates.”

Five parties fought for the property, with bidding starting at $900,000. A sensational number through a property with a current cooling market. It was called on the market at $1 million and sold for $1.35 million. A fantastic result with auction and clearance rates in decline.

During the campaign the Home Moving Planners team worked intimately with our clients assisting and supporting them during a difficult time with many decisions to be made particularly with the cosmetic changes made to the property.

Our clients review: 5 stars

"Very responsive, professional and cost conscious co-ordination of preparing my parents house for sale. Outstanding outcome with the house almost unrecognisable in terms of transformation including the staging by Lisa and her team. Quality and reliable provider who I have no hesitation in recommending to friends and work colleague


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Our Approach:

Home Moving planners are a family owned company who have been operating in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for many years and we are passionate about helping families have a stress free moving or selling experience.

At Home Moving Planners, we understand how difficult it is to prepare a deceased loved one’s home for sale or settlement. Our experienced team will show empathy and respect to your loved ones home and possessions. Our aim is to make the process as stress free as possible for you.

Home Moving Planners provide a complete beginning to end service and can co-ordinate and supervise every step of the clearing process. We act as one point of reference and can organise, plan and complete all of the necessary tasks for you. We can do as much or as little as you want, relieving your or your loves ones from the stress of house clearing.

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